• http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    God, i want this game so much T_T, come on Aksys, give siliconera 1 psn code for the game D:

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Thanks for this, I am pretty excited that Aksys picked this up :)
    Though I totally suck at fighting games, but I love playing them and I even got a HRAP 3 SA lol. I haven’t put enough effort or the time in any fighter and I’m not sure I ever will or can, but this article was helpful to allow me to be prepared when I buy this.
    I haven’t played the 1st one (Atlus published for the PS2, right?) and I don’t think #2 came out for the states…
    Thanks for this article, I was wondering what arcanas exactly did…

  • KyoyaHibari

    This in-depth analysis along with an array of varied, flamboyant characters and unique Arcanas are starting to interest me, I should download this!

  • Yesshua

    You know, Aksys is pretty good about providing previews and insight into their games. I appreciate that, and I generally enjoy reading these types of things. I’ve found myself buying some of their games lately too with the Bit.Trip series and 999. Good stuff all around.

    • http://www.aksysgames.com/ Akselziys

      Glad you enjoy our games and info :D!

  • http://twitter.com/gespenstmkII Akai Ringo

    yay, i loved arcana heart 1 on the ps2, so i’m pretty happy i’ll finally get to play 3 again (it was fun at PAX EAST with aksys’ beautiful custom joysticks)

  • Ultima Arcana

    I love the concept behind the whole Arcana system. Most fighting games either offer too little customization (Ultra select in SSF4, especially since one is usually much better than the other for most characters), too much customization (Dissidia and it’s equipment, accessories, and summons combination that inevitably leads to some pretty broken stuff), or just go about it the completely wrong way (Soul Calibur 4 with it’s “armor effects your stats” route that made your strongest characters look like rejected clowns from out-space).

    The Arcana system seems to strike a finer balance than all of those, allowing you to either further strengthen your character’s strong point, try to cover a potentially weak area, or just mesh well with your particular playstyle. Undeniable some combinations will be stronger than others, but there will still be dozens and dozens of viable compositions. And if you aren’t trying to tier-whore anyway, the possibilities are nearly endless.

  • Darkrise

    I’m still playing the import from time to time so I won’t buy this one imediately. Maybe in a month or something. =/ Either way, my main is Felicia, and second is a little undecided since I choose Scharleschrotte, Weiss, Petra, Fiona and Lieselotte. Ok almost all the characters except Dorothy, Konoha and Kasuga.

    • http://profiles.google.com/rothion Rothion ~

      There’s no “Felicia” in AH3, nub. I lol’d.

  • PrinceHeir

    hell yeah will buy this for sure :)

    this actually reminds me of Melty Blood but with Arcana’s fit for your style ^^

  • http://www.aksysgames.com/ Akselziys

    Tomorrow is the day of reckoning :3 Get HYPE!

    • Kris

      Hype is got!

    • Code

      What it’s out tomorrow!? *looks at clock* today!? omo that snuck up on me really fast >w<;

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  • mikanko

    Here is the guide I plan to follow for AH3.

    Step 1: Pick Petra

    Step 2: Pew Pew

    Step 3: …

    Step 4: Profit!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

    Portal who?

  • fermented

    Very nice short guide to get players familiar with some of the concepts and character archetypes in this game.

    I invite anyone who wants to get more in depth with the game to check out the starter’s guides and wiki on Mizuumi.net as well as the forums on HomingCancel.com, ’cause that’s what I’m about to do after I buy this game. =)

    • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

      When I started reading through this article, I immediately thought of the explanation given at Mizuumi. The Arcana Heart series has interested me as a a fighter. The Homing aspect intrigues me. I reckon I might even import this title.

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      We’re going to have much more about Arcana Heart 3 too so please keep an eye out for it :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu

    Ooooor you can give us a video tutorial. ^^

  • http://twitter.com/Lordvaynard Vaynard

    Very nice guide! I’m starting today with this game, Aksys pwning this gen!

  • http://twitter.com/nikochanr3 niko

    I’m going to use the cutest girl character possible, and is she stinks, move to second cutest until i’m satisifed. Funny i will get this and Mortal Kombat the same day. Quite a dichotomy.

  • Locklear93

    Lilica Felchenrow and Petra Lagerkvist, with their default arcana. Decisions made. Moving on. <_<

    • http://profiles.google.com/rothion Rothion ~

      Holy sucks – it’s the worst arcana ever, lol

      I pity you already, scrub.

  • http://profiles.google.com/rothion Rothion ~

    lol, “Angelica”.

    I’m glad that I order the jp version. Askys’s translation is horrible :p (hello, Light/Blossom arcanas lol)

  • http://www.aksysgames.com/ Akselziys

    Seems like the game is up on PSN now ;) Download away for Arcana Heart 3 goodness :D!

  • darkfox1

    whaaaaat Fighting game with an all Female Cast??? Why have i not played this game yet?

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